Yesterday I commented that I would much rather be baking than working. (Story of my life). I didn’t bake and I DID get some work done. But I also stumbled across this amazing art lesson site, which just reinforced my recent life lessons, namely: when you need something, it comes the moment you need it, not before (even if you identify the need before the time).
When I created my timetable yesterday I had specifically set aside time for art every day. We’re an arty family (my mom’s a professional!) and the girls love to express themselves visually. I have some books on the subject but they’re not great and I don’t know the first thing about teaching kids art. I’d pretty much decided to start with the simplest of the books when I found the site on Home School Year (thanks for posting it!).
So I set the girls to creating Peaceable Kingdom pictures, along the lines of the work of Edward Hicks and Henri Rousseau, the results of which can be seen below. How I love the internet!
The student will learn about artist Edward Hicks. The student will look at paintings of “The Peaceable Kingdom” and create their own Peaceable Kingdoms. The student will compare the work of two artists. The student will learn how to layer with color pencils (or whatever drawing material you select. Crayon resist might also be nice)